If you’ve been reading this blog, you know I’ve posted multiple pro-Bernie Sanders items over the past few months. I’m not a fan of Hillary and I’m not a fan of The Donald (or any of his GOP rivals). I need to explain that I’m posting pro-Bernie information out of a sense of fair play. The piece that people are missing is that I’m pretty sure that electing the ‘right person’ cannot get us out of our current dilemma.
This was the message of one of the first posts I did about the election. Entitled DONE WITH HILLARY, DONE WITH THE WHOLE MESS, I laid out a case for Sanders being the nominee. But Bernie fans didn’t read the uncomfortable parts of that post. I don’t expect Sanders to be able to fix anything that’s fundamentally broken about our country (though I give him props for trying). The status quo is shattered, and there will be no ‘return to normal’ if by normal you mean the way ‘Muricans lived before the Great Stagflation of the late 1970’s.
On healthcare, Obama and the ACA have effectively killed the prospect of single-payer by giving the healthcare networks, big pharma and the insurance co’s a PERMANENT seat at the table when debating the subject. It would take an amazing run of the tables to change Citizens United (it won’t happen with the next Congress, and probably won’t for a generation).
Then there’s climate collapse. In the seven months since I posted that article about Hillary vs Jeb, it has become apparent that the climate is getting worse. Again, it was revealed that February 2016 was by far the hottest month ever recorded, with temperatures spiking up to 1.7 degrees C above normal baseline. For some perspective, that’s ABOVE the adjusted target of 1.5 C maximum temperature increase desired by participants in COP21 in Paris less than four months ago. And (misquoting Ralph Waldo Emerson yet again), events are in the saddle and ride mankind.
So why vote for TRUMP?
My friends in the NTHE movement are getting impatient. Though some scientists are now predicting human extinction-level temperatures by 2020 (and no later than 2030), there’s a move to demand ‘game on’ sooner. Listen to Michael C. Ruppert, the writer who was talking about all this in 2014 just before he ended it all (note–unless you want to be on suicide watch, cut out after 01.46). He was tired of waiting around (as I point out here) But this article you’re reading now was sparked by a guest column by Joe Dellatore appearing today on Guy McPherson’s website. Juicy bits:
And so, as I sip my cup of coffee and enjoy the sounds of the birds coming to life with a VERY early spring, I see that Donald Trump is another manifestation of the cleansing fire. He seems to represent everything that is wrong with modern American culture and as such, he has secured my vote to quicken the demise — sparking the flame.
The fact that we even have Donald Trump to kick around (not just as a candidate, but a front-runner in the race for the most powerful office on this planet and all the other planets we know of) says we need to speed this process up. Go ahead, Donald! Make My DAY!!!.
Non-satire: it will come down to someone telling us the awful truth about our extinction predicament at some point. I’m personally doing everything I can, but the word will have to come from someone in power. Why should we saddle poor Bernie with being the bearer of the worst bad news EVAH? Don’t we all get a sense of schadenfreude from the idea that a denialist like Trump or Cruz will have to eat massive crow and tell us the party’s over?